Quick, inexpensive, and proven (to me) desiccant solution

Here is a quick, inexpensive, and proven (to me) desiccant solution I have used for a couple years to help keep the tools in my shop and the ammo rust and moisture free. We are in Central Texas and the tools are in a non-climate controlled but insulated metal building. Details of that are HERE.

So far no rust on any tools and all my ammo looks good.

Here is what you need:

1 bag Silicone kitty litter

Paint Strainers

Zip strip

1 cup measuring cup

I pour the kitty litter into a plastic container for easier use. Then I measure 1 solid cup of kitty litter out and pour it into an empty paint strainer. There is some silicone dust that I shack out through the strainer and then zip strip the top closed. I then add 1 strainer per ammo can and 1 strainer per tool drawer.

Here is a shot of what I use and what the strainers look like when I am done:

Here is a picture of old/used desiccant vs. new. New is the brighter stuff in the cup:

More Images HERE